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Bellator reaches an additional 34 million homes through NBC’s mun2

CHICAGO, Ill. (April 12, 2010) – Bellator Fighting Championships announced today that it has expanded its groundbreaking TV distribution alliance to include mun2 (moon-dos), an NBC-owned cable TV network aimed at young Latinos.

Beginning on April 17th, mun2 will broadcast a series of action-packed, hour-long English-language highlight shows recapping all 24 of Bellator’s upcoming Season 2 and 3 events. The events will air on Saturday nights at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Bellator will also be broadcast live in prime time every Thursday night on FOX Sports Net (which reaches 92 million homes) and during weekly Saturday-night highlight shows on NBC (112 million homes) and Telemundo (62 million homes).

mun2 is broadcast to more than 34 million homes nationwide, further expanding Bellator’s landmark TV distribution alliance — one of the largest in fighting sports history.

“From Day 1, Bellator has recognized and respected Hispanic consumers as some of the greatest MMA fans in the world — particularly young Latinos,” said Bellator founder and CEO Bjorn Rebney. “Given this, expanding our alliance with NBC and Telemundo to air weekly highlight shows on mun2 is a perfect fit for Bellator. We’re excited to become a part of the mun2 programming lineup and family and are proud to reaffirm our commitment to the countless Latino Bellator fans from coast to coast.”

Bellator first burst onto the MMA scene in April 2009 with weekly broadcasts on ESPN Deportes, making it the first MMA promotion ever to be broadcast on the ESPN family of networks. As a result, Bellator quickly developed a tremendous following among Latino MMA fans — a following that stands to grow dramatically through Bellator’s new alliance with Mun2.

“Adding MMA to our line-up is part of the network’s evolution in providing cutting-edge programming for young, bicultural Latinos in the U.S.,” said Flavio Morales, SVP, Programming & Production for mun2. “From soccer to WWE, our sports entertainment offerings have consistently resonated with our viewers and now, we’re excited to partner with Bellator in bringing weekly action-packed highlight shows of Bellator Fighting Championships to our audience.”

For more information, visit Bellator.com, follow Bellator on Twitter @BellatorMMA or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Bellator.

For more information on mun2’s sports offerings, visit www.holamun2.com/arena.

8 COMMENTS
  • inkythewinky says:

    tag team matches in mma is comming soon i can feel it

  • edub says:

    Great another deal with a channel hard as hell to find. Great.

  • Dufresne says:

    Great another deal with a channel hard as hell to find. Great.  

    Hahaha, I had to find a local watering hole that had FSN in order to watch Bellator last week. Luckily the fights were exciting so I don’t think I’ll have a hard time convincing the barkeep to tune in again this Thursday.

  • GIKE MOLDBERG says:

    Bellator is quickly becoming the blue collar version of MMA-I personally like the fights and the no-nonsense approach to the presentation

  • Jstew3785 says:

    If you have dish network it’s channel 269

  • mu_shin says:

    Never even heard of MUN2, but a couple weeks ago was scanning the channel guide late night and saw Bellator fights listed. I’ve watched four or five two hour shows, and while there have been a few less than memorable fights, and some of the action is obviously not top of the division world class caliber, almost all of the fights I saw were competitive, between well schooled serious fighters, and worth watching. I guess they were running past Bellator events, and they definitely have some good fighters, well run events, and decent production values for a smaller promotion.

    Hector Lombard, the Bellator middleweight champion, is one to watch. He’s short and stocky, very muscular for 185, and has some really fast hands. His conditioning is outstanding, and this guy definitely knows how to close the deal. Any real MMA fan would enjoy watching him, and in general, I’d have to say Bellator is providing a good product that will bring newer younger fighters to prominence, like Nick Ring, currently a cast member on TUF 11.

  • Rece Rock says:

    As the ratings climb and more interest generates NBC may be inclined to air the BFC programming on some of their more primary networks… I can’t knock them for trying to find their niche in the young Spanish male demographic- who do you think still watches boxing regularly… BFC has a business strategy and there on their own path which is more than I can say for other promotions trying to chase the UFC

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